FIRST HAIRCUTS

Amy E. (NDM#242) (18 Posts)

Amy’s love of Disney stems from a family tree firmly rooted in the Mouse. Her father’s first trip to the World was to the Welcome Center before the Magic Kingdom was completed. He filled their home and vacations with Disney magic. Herself a former College Program Cast Member, DVC Member, Disney Marathon finisher, and Disney bride, Amy has seen and done much of what Disney has to offer but she’s always longing for more. Currently a stay-at-home mother, she’s enjoying blogging with her father, brother, and some fantastic Disney friends at www.growingupdisney.com. She’s thoroughly enjoying meeting new friends and sharing Walt Disney World memories through her writing.


I really wanted to be able to share with you a touching story of my little girl’s very first haircut at Harmony Barber Shop at Magic Kingdom park after this fall’s visit. Alas, she’s still rocking the natural pixie cut. Appropriate for a little girl who’s nickname is Tink, but sad for an overly sentimental and neurotic Disney mama. So that those of you who are less follicularly challenged may partake of this very special service, I’ll provide some information now. Maybe I can update this post in a couple of years with my own photos and story.

The Harmony Barber Shop is located between the Emporium and the Fire Station on Main Street USA. The barbers can cut and style anyone’s hair but the specialty of the house is first haircuts. They have all sorts of tricks up their sleeves (and lots of practice and patience) to work with the littlest guests. Bubbles, stickers, and giant plastic scissors are some of the tools at the ready. For your $18, your little one gets a good haircut, an ear hat embroidered with “first haircut,” a certificate, and you’ll take home priceless photos and memories. Be sure to go early in the day to minimize your wait time.

I am sure lots of NDKs have had their first haircuts at Harmony Barber Shop. I’d love to hear your stories!

Contributed by: Amy E (NDM#242). Amy is our resident baby expert and creator of Growing Up Disney.

  • Matt

    Hey Amy, Matt (NDD #72) here! Our son Braelon (NDK #56) had his first cut there last October, and it made such a memorable event that much more special. Our barber was able to calm such a frightened child so quickly and give him the most amazing experience we won’t soon forget! He also let us keep the clippings in a tissue sealed with a Mickey sticker.

    Here”s a link to some pics from that morning: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiroguydc/4053952405/in/set-72157622685750350/

  • ndg#14

    My 5 month old granddaughter, Carly, just had her first hair cut at Harmony this past week. Well, it was actually closer to “hairs” cut, but special none the less. Her sister, Holly, also got her hair cut. Reminding us of how fast time goes, she had her first hair cut there two years earlier. It really is a special place to visit.

  • DisAunt

    You have to call 180 days out now and make appointments.

  • http://twitter.com/Wsp443 Wsp443

    My 2 1/2 year old has an appointment for Dec 21 for his first haircut.

  • http://perlmutter.me/ tperlmutter

    I love to get my hair cut at Harmony. They do keep looking at me funny when I mention it’s my first one each time :)

  • Anonymous

    Our kids had their first haircuts here last month & they are 8 & 13! No age restrictions, it was really fun! One word of advice though. You are not required to have a reservation, although, I would recommend making one since they are now available. The shop is very tiny & they do not take your name & add you to the “list” when you go in. There is no “list”. In fact, when we went, there was not anyone there doing check-in. The line is based on the honor system, just like in Walt’s era. We didn’t have any issues at all but you need to take a good look around when you get in & ask who the last family in line is so that you know who you’re after.

  • http://thedisneydrivenlife.com/ NDM1

    Bahahaha! Todd, because I know you, I can actually hear the tone of your voice saying this. You are one hilarious, dude!

  • http://thedisneydrivenlife.com/ NDM1

    My recommendation is video, video, and more video.

  • *sara*

    just booked our little girls first haircut for january…just days before her second birthday…poor baby has super long hair in the back, but hardly any in the front yet. I’m hoping by january it’ll grow out for a cute first cut!